Category: kontakt

KONTAKT is the world’s leading software sampler. Its sophisticated sound engine, wide array of effects, powerful modulation possibilities, and advanced scripting brings a universe of sound to life with unrivaled playability and realism. And with an ever-growing feature set, KONTAKT continues to be the sample engine behind the future of sound.

Upgrading RAM - How does it affect Kontakt 5?

In theory, faster ram equals less waiting time. At least that is the principle of RAM speeds. But how does RAM speeds affect loading times in Native Instruments Kontakt? I recently upgraded my DAW computer with new RAM (memory) from 1600 MHz DDR3 to 3200 MHz DDR4 and I decided to do a preliminary test to […]

Backup and restore all Kontakt libraries to a new computer (Windows)

Have you ever had to re-add all your Kontakt libraries to Kontakt 5? This is a process that can take hours depending on how many libraries you have. There is an easier way though… Windows 10 is right around the corner and some of us have already started using the technical preview version of the […]

How to backup Quick-load instruments in Kontakt

The quick-load function allows to organize all your instruments, multis and banks in a way that makes sense to you. If you are like me and have made a whole bunch of quick-loads you might want to back them up from time to time. This is really easy because the quick-loads are actually stored on […]

Why you should not use the rack view for libraries in Kontakt

If you are familiar with Kontakt from Native Instruments and have some official libraries you are probably also familiar with the “rack” list of Kontakt. You know, the left pane of the window with the list of all your libraries….? Although the rack list looks cool and is nice to have, there are two reasons […]

Native Instruments Kontakt - Related files and extensions explained

A Kontakt instrument might often include different file types while others might not. Essentially all you need for a plain basic Kontakt instrument is the samples and the .nki (instrument file). So what are all the other file types? .NDX – Kontakt Index File .ndx are generated when analyzing samples to create AET layers. (Authentic […]

How to fix disarranged instruments interface problem in Kontakt 5

If you have experienced that instruments loaded in Native Instruments Kontakt looks kind of messed up or disarranged this video might help you. Firs it is essential to understand the reason for this problem in Kontakt. In my case, the problem appeared after I had reinstalled windows. I already had the kontakt files on an external […]